Allergy-Friendly and Dye-Free Halloween Candy Options

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What child doesn’t love Halloween candy? I know I did as a child and my kids sure do now. When I found out I had food sensitivities a few years ago, I took most candy out of my diet. As a person with food sensitivities, it can be tricky for me to navigate what foods to eat and what not to eat – and I’m an adult! I feel for the kiddos who have food sensitivities and food allergies during holidays like Halloween. I can only imagine that they often feel left out of the festivities and that makes me sad. 

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In honor of my favorite holiday, Halloween, I thought I’d create a list of allergy-friendly and dye-free candy options, so the kids with food allergies or sensitivities can enjoy the holiday too! In addition to the candy below, please check out this post on the Teal Pumpkin Project, which encourages providing non-food alternatives on Halloween for children who have food allergies and leaving a teal pumpkin on your porch, so families know you have provided this option. I hope this list is helpful for parents of kiddos with food allergies or sensitivities. 

Organic Candy (gluten-free, dye-free, dairy-free & nut-free)

Organic Candy with Nuts (gluten-free, dye-free, dairy-free)

Other Candy that is gluten-free, vegan & dye-free 

*Gluten-free candy (regular candy):

(Worth a mention here is that some companies do not consider their holiday production candy to be gluten free, because of increased production in outsourced maufacturing facilities. For instance, Reece’s peanut butter cups are marked gluten free, but this label is missing from the pumpkin shaped ones and tree shaped ones produced during the holidays because of possible cross-contamination. Always read labels carefully, and if you are uncertain of a particular version, call the manufacturer.)

*Dairy-free Candy- not vegan (regular candy):

Have a happy and safe Halloween! 

Note: This list is not comprehensive. Also, please check all candy labels to make sure that the candy meets the allergy needs of your child before they eat them (sometimes companies change ingredients in candy products).

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2 COMMENTS

  1. This is a fantastic list! We have a sweet friend down the street with a tree nut allergy and another close friend with a dairy allergy. I’m so glad to know what I can give them! Thank you.

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